25 May 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS: May Designer Drafts challenge

Hello, friends:}

Today we start another weekly challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!! This week we are sharing a DESIGNER DRAFT challenge. 

This week we are inspired by the following sketch:
**Sentiments can be placed anywhere on the sketch.

Ok.... so.... I went a bit abstract for this sketch.... that's typical for me:) Here's how I followed the sketch: 

  • I used the tan background as my cardbase.
  • The green piece was created using "watercolors".
  • The orange strip became a sentiment.
  • The half circle was made into another sentiment and die cut.
I looooooove that watercoloring- I used Tsukineko Radiant Neon Electric Orange and Coral inks for this design!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I also love the washed out edges... that was made by spraying Ink Potion No. 9 on my watercolor design. This is probably my fav watercoloring ever! 
I cut up a sentiment from the Paper Smooches Happy Birthday set and stamped another one from the Chit Chat set. Then I die cut the Smooches Birthday Words sentiment using Chickaniddy Crafts Silver Surfer foil paper! LOOOOOOVE
That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by the other Paper Smooches SPARKS DT members' blogs, get inspired, and leave them some love***This is actually the last PSS challenge for these gals. I'm so thankful that I was able to work with them-- it has been a blast! I love each of their styles and designs-- I've been blown away with each of their creations!! Please stop by their blog and let them know you love their work too!

And don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details!!!! This challenge ends May 31st. I cannot wait to see what you make!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}


Aileen said...

Love this watercolour. Your watercolouring is just perfect here, finishes tour card off perfectly

Katie Gehring said...

Sav- this is awesome and so artistic! I LOVE the watercoloring and the silver die cut is just too cool! Thank you for being so awesome at coordinating the SPARKS team. The past 6 months have been so much fun!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful! LOVING the colors, the sentiment and the little bird!!!!

Linda Beeson said...

I love those words as a border in that wonderful, soft pink color wash

Lisa Elton said...

Swoon!!! Holy smokes Sav this is SO artsy and beautiful! Love the long sentiment down the side with the water coloring. MARVELOUS!!! HAPPY Memorial Day ~ ENJOY ;)

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!! :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this gorgeous watercolored spot/blob, which doesn't not sound like a good name for something, but in this case it's fantastic!

Shannon J said...

I am SO in love with this!! Love how you used the gorgeous watercolour to imitate the lines of the sketch - so cool!!!

cm said...

Delicious and luscious card, Savannah! You're rocking the water-colouring here, and the silver Celebrate has me dazzled. Awesome card - and once again, I love x love your signature style-and-flair in interpreting the sketch in the MOST unique way! Gorgeous card!! (Chickaniddy paper...rapidly becoming a 'must have' on my wish list!) Hugs~c

Samantha Mann said...

What a stunning card!!! I just LOVE the watercolor in the neon colors!! Wow! The thread and embellishments are a perfect touch! And I can't wait to try to die cut a sentiment in metallic paper! What a look!! <3

Tracey McNeely said...

Savannah congrats on the paper Smooches Sparks DT! You will rock it!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous! I love it!

Unknown said...

love the carefree look to the card with the splashes of colour